Strange behavior with upgrade to RH 7.3
csm at MoonGroup.com
Fri Sep 6 16:51:31 CEST 2002
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On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Philip Dean posted the following:
PD>>> I have just dealt with a reinstall required by a
PD>>> binary compatibility issue with gcc(Lunar Linux
PD>>> uses gcc 3.2 now up from 2.95) and my partitioning
PD>>> scheme made it a painless process.
PD>Would you be willing to share your partitioning
PD>scheme? I am always looking for ways to improve or
PD>tweak my systems. Right now I am using five partitions.
PD>I am toying with the idea of doing a full system
PD>upgrade to try and work in GTK2 (possibly XFCE4) as
PD>well as restructuring my personal files. I would
PD>interesting to see how some more advanced Linux users
Well my flavor of Linux is source based (http://lunar-linux.org) and the
sources are stored in /var/spool/lunar so what I do is I have a separate
/var partition that is quite large to hold those sources... the cool
thing about that for me is it means that in a post-install environment I
do not have to wait while fresh source code is downloaded from the net!
Here is my partitioning scheme:
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 3937220 245812 3491404 7% /
/dev/hdc2 19259836 1584564 16696916 9% /usr
/dev/hda4 18287088 6866404 10491728 40% /home
/dev/hda2 15749248 3444136 11505076 24% /var
so when I did my install I did not reformat /home or /var. I got a brand
new install with fresh binaries compiled via gcc 3.2 but did not lose
anything in the process.
/usr is as large as it is because of all the development work we do on
Lunar Linux... prior to the reinstall it was up around 60% use...
"Look, I want to make Microsoft's life miserable; so I'll tell you what,
I'll pay you $10 million a year to torture Microsoft." --Steve Ballmer
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